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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Lin family correspondence

Identifier: ahc.MSS849
Scope and Content This collection consists of seventy-two letters written among the various members of the Lin family of Atlanta and their extended relatives during the Civil War. Many of the letters are to Charles B. "Bud" Lin from his mother, Amanda M. Lin, and his three sisters: Mary Ann, Susan B., and Georgia, while he was attending the Georgia Military Institute. Common topics of the letters include the latest news of different relatives serving as soldiers, the hiring of substitutes, conscription of mules,...
Dates: 1859-1887

Lovick P. Thomas papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS700f
Scope and Content These papers consist of letters, pamphlets and newspaper clippings containing information about Confederate veterans and Confederate Memorial Day. In addition are two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings consisting of stories about the Atlanta Campaign, the Civil War, and Reconstruction which includes letters to the editor and stories written by veterans of the Atlanta Campaign, as well as contributions from other authors.
Dates: 1901-1912, undated

Myra Sheetz Harper letter

Identifier: ahc.MSS404f
Scope and Content This collection contains a typescript and transcription of a letter written to Myra Sheetz Harper from Marion M. Hite, secretary to General Robert E. Lee, from headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia, Chaffins Bluff on the James River, on October 2, 1864.
Dates: 1864

Myrta Lockett Avary papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS20
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, news clippings, poetry, and writings of author Myrta Avary Lockett.
Dates: 1857-1946, undated

Myrta Lockett Avary photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS279
Scope and Content The collection contains images collected by Avary, including images of Joel Chandler Harris, Uncle Remus Memorial Association members, and portraits of Myrta Avary. Also included are exterior views of Bulloch Hall and Barrington Hall in Roswell, Georgia, and the Wren's Nest in Atlanta, Georgia. Of note are images of a ceremony transferring possession of the Wren's Nest from Mrs. Joel Chandler Harris to the Uncle Remus Memorial Association. Other photographs include Joel Chandler Harris sitting...
Dates: 1870-1917, undated

Nathaniel Wiley Harbin Civil War letter

Identifier: ahc.MSS136f
Scope and Content This collection consists of a letter written by Nathaniel Wiley Harbin to his father about the First Battle of Manassas. Harbin gives an account of the battle, where he acted as a "skirmisher," and describes the rout of the Federal army and the supplies they abandoned during their retreat. Harbin includes a casualty list for his company and writes about the capture of Federal prisoners.
Dates: 1861 July 30

Perry family correspondence

Identifier: ahc.MSS174
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence between the Perry family and extended family members including the Carters and the Chisolms. Transcription is available for the letters dated between 1852 and 1869. The topics include the experiences of the Perry children in school in Monroe, Georgia, as well as plantation and farming life after the Civil War. Other topics include difficulties with freedmen after the Civil War, failing banks in Georgia, poor health, and development in Atlanta.
Dates: 1852-1901, undated

Reverend John Wesley Stipe Papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS685f
Scope and Content This collection consists of genealogical information about John Wesley Stipe as well as typewritten and handwritten memoirs of his childhood, the days of his first marriage, Civil War service, and career as a Methodist Episcopal circuit pastor. His typewritten memoirs describe life in rural antebellum Georgia including such activities as justice courts, log rolling, and corn shucking. Of particular interest are two handwritten journal entries, written in the style of a newspaper series,...
Dates: 1864-2003, undated; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1961

Robert Memminger Campbell civil war diary

Identifier: ahc.MSS51f
Scope and Content The collection consists of Robert Memminger Campbell’s diary, with entries spanning from 10 May 1862 to 26 July 1862. In the diary, Campbell describes life while stationed in Camp Jackson, Virginia, his journey through Virginia, and his encampment outside of Richmond. He records in great detail observations on the weather, rations, the countryside, his thoughts on the validity of the Confederacy, reports of battles and illnesses, descriptions of his Company’s bivouacs, interactions with...
Dates: 10 May 1862 - 26 July 1862

Roderick Gaspero Shaw collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS305f
Scope and Content This collection contains copies of letters from Roderick Gaspero Shaw, a soldier in Company A, 4th Florida Infantry, CSA, to his sister and uncle. Also included is a letter to relatives about his death in Marietta, Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign.
Dates: 1864

Roderick Perry papers

Identifier: ahc.mss806
Scope and Content This collection contains letters written by Roderick Perry and his family and friends of Warsaw, Kentucky. Also included are letters to soldiers requesting help from Kate Perry, Perry's adjutant handbook, and business cards of merchants supplying goods to prisioners of war.
Dates: 1841 - 1926

Samuel L. Roe family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS715f
Scope and Content This collection consists primarily of letters written by Samuel L. Roe and C.W.G. Roe while the brothers were serving in Company H, 15th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, during the United States Civil War. The letters describe troop movements; weather conditions; rations; the lack of adequate shoes, clothing, and pay; and other details regarding living and battle conditions during the war. Of particular interest are comments in the letters about taking "Yankee" prisoners, religious...
Dates: 1841-1875, undated

Samuel Spencer Civil War letters

Identifier: ahc.MSS333f
Scope and Content This collection contains carbon transcriptions of fifty seven letters by Samuel Spencer to his father, Lambert Spencer, while he served in the Confederate Army in 1864-1865. He saw service in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia.
Dates: 1864-1865

Sidney Root papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS908f
Scope and Content This collection contains autobiographic and biographic materials on Sidney Root as well as transcriptions of letters and newspaper articles written by Root. Materials include the manuscripts for Root's unpublished autobiography, Memorandum of My Life and genealogy papers on the Root family. Of particular note is a manuscript of a biography of Root by Walter McElreath, one of the founders of the Atlanta Historical Society.
Dates: 1863-1897, undated

Simms family letters

Identifier: ahc.MSS11
Scope and Content This collection contains 1 telegram and 106 letters written between members of the Simms family. The collection also contains transcriptions of 52 of the letters. Most of the letters were written by Arthur Benjamin Simms to his sister Lucy Jane Simms, however there are also some letters written to his mother Jerusha Simms. Other letters were written by Lucy Jane Simms, James Phillip Simms, Jerusha Simms, and Richard Lee Simms, Jr. All but three of Arthur Benjamin’s letters were written from...
Dates: 1841, 1860-1878; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1878

Transcription of Lewis H. Andrews Civil War diary

Identifier: ahc.MSS8f
Scope and Content This collection contains a transcription of a diary written by Lewis H. Andrews of the Eighth Georgia Regiment, Longstreet's Corps. The diary entries chronicle a three week trip of a party of Confederate soldiers from Appomattox, Virginia to their homes in Georgia. This is a transcription of the diary which appeared in the Atlanta Journal May 21, 1904.
Dates: 1865 April 13 - May 4

Transcriptions of Josiah Blair Patterson Civil War letters

Identifier: ahc.MSS268f
Scope and Content This collection contains transcriptions of letters from Lieutenant Josiah Blair Patterson of the Company E, 14th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, A. P. Hill's Light Division, Army of Northern Virginia. Most of the correspondence consists of letters he wrote to his family from Virginia and what is now West Virginia. The collection also includes an annotated outline of the 14th Regiment's organization and history, and the campaigns and battles in which it is known to have participated.
Dates: 1861-1864

Waddell-Setze-McClatchey family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS842
Scope and Content This collection contains the personal correspondence and memorabilia of two families of two different time periods. The Waddells are the contributors of the Civil War period correspondence which demonstrate in great detail the conditions of the lives of those left at home and of the needs of the soldiers. These letters also demonstrate the role of an officer and the ability to have his wife follow his movements. The later correspondence and personal records were contributed by the Setze...
Dates: 1855-1966, undated

Wallace family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS690
Scope and Content This collection primarily contains materials pertaining to Alexander McGhee Wallace’s involvement in the Civil War and Anne Wallace Howland’s contributions to the Carnegie Library of Atlanta. The materials include correspondence, datebooks, diaries, genealogical records, periodicals, programs, and newspaper clippings. This collection also contains a scrapbook assembled in memory of Alexander McGhee Wallace, a scrapbook pertaining to Anne Wallace Howland, several certificates and diplomas...
Dates: 1836-1987, undated

William B. Stanley Civil War letters

Identifier: ahc.MSS336f
Scope and Content This collection contains typed transcriptions of letters written by W. B. Stanley of the 22nd Georgia Regiment (Henry Volunteers) who lived in Henry County south of Atlanta.
Dates: 1862-1863